The Prisoner of St. Petersburg

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Ian Pringle’s film ticks all the boxes to qualify as an obscure art film, perhaps too many boxes.

A talky, B/W film with a somewhat Wellesian visual approach, made in Germany by an Australian and  starring a British teen actor who speaks most of his dialogue in Russian, mispronouncing every word. The film takes themes and scenes from Dostoevsky’s The Idiot and Crime and Punishment. Best enjoyed with burnt-in Japanese subtitles.

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